I like initalized signs...
I know that there is a popular movement (effort) in the community to move away from initalized signs.
So I know that my comment (title) of "I like initalized signs" is not the cool thing to say.
But it is part of our ASL history.
And you can't kill that.
A common example of this is the sign for search, with the C-hanshape. Which comes from the French word
"chercher",since ASL has the LSF (French Sign) influence--we use the C-handshape.
Part of the history.
I appreciate that.
Also, it is interesting that JSL (Japanese Sign Language), is making a move to using more initalized signs in JSL.
I see it all the time here in Japan.
And it works.
It's easy to understand, and it's cool.
Plus, it helps me out, since I grew up oral, and had to learn sign later. My Dad is HoH too, but he barely signs at all. However, I am trying hard to change that.
Also, initalized signs is a great tool when communicating with other Japanese Deaf and HoH who know ASL.
Just don't want to go overkill, I know, I get that.
But it has it's place. And history.
Anyways, that is just some food for thought, discussion, my opinion, whatever.